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2011-06-09 13:53:30

Massachusetts' innovative use of "pay-for-performance" bonuses to try to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in the case of Medicaid patients has turned up no evidence of the problem at any of the state's 66 acute-care hospitals.

2011-06-08 01:29:11

Despite billions of dollars spent on health care each year, the United States ranks 27th out of 33 developed countries for life expectancy at birth.

2011-06-03 12:26:56

Survival rates of wealthier patients and those younger than 70 with glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive malignant brain tumor, have improved since 2000, whereas rates for those living in poorer areas and older than 70 have remained stagnant.

2011-06-01 10:18:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- States are seeing improvements in health care quality, but disparities for their minority and low-income residents persist, according to the 2010 State Snapshots, released today by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

2011-05-26 15:00:00

Statement Highlights: -- Disparities based on race and ethnic origin exist in every aspect of stroke care. -- Minority groups represent at least 28 percent of the U.S. population, and the percent is expected to nearly double by the year 2050 - increasing the need to close healthcare gaps.

2011-05-25 07:30:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Conoce las Preguntas, (Know the Questions) a new, multimedia Spanish-language campaign announced today by HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Ad Council, encourages Hispanics to get more involved in their health care and to talk with their doctors about their medical concerns. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/adcouncil/50117/ (Photo:...

2011-05-20 00:00:31

Study to examine the topics and online communication tools and resources that CT residents use find more information on health-related issues. Hartford, CT (PRWEB) May 18, 2011 Health Justice CT announces the launch of the second annual survey to measure the current level of awareness about racial and ethnical health disparities among Connecticut (CT) residents.

2011-05-16 17:08:04

Decades after the pit closures, coalfield communities still face significant health problems and economic difficulties, according to new research.

2011-05-04 00:00:29

Utilizing social media, Health Justice CT joins the Connecticut Commission on Health Equity (CHE) in a series of public forums Hartford, CT (PRWEB) May 02, 2011 The Connecticut Commission on Health Equity (CHE) will hold a series of Public Forums on Health Disparities held in May. State data reveal that minorities, largely African American, Hispanics, Asian American/Pacific Islanders and Native Americans, are less likely to have access to quality health care and to suffer from more disease...

2011-04-28 07:07:00

WASHINGTON, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With minorities expected to become the collective majority in the US by 2050, a report released today by the President's Cancer Panel identifies an urgent need to expand research and improve understanding of the factors that influence cancer risk and outcomes among diverse populations.


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